Rea & Associates Is A Registered Provider Organization For The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification
Not only do cybersecurity and data protection concerns present unprecedented challenges among organization leaders and business owners, but there are also huge economic security and, in turn, national security issues associated with the loss of controlled unclassified information or information that has been created or possessed by a third-party organization on behalf of the United States government. To help safeguard this critical information, the Department of Defense has developed the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) as the new standard for cybersecurity controls across the entire Defense Industrial Base (DIB), which includes businesses within the manufacturing and construction industries as well as local government entities. This certification serves to provide increased assurance to the Department of Defense that a DIB company is equipped to “adequately protect sensitive unclassified information, accounting for information flow down to subcontractors in a multi-tier supply chain.”
Rea & Associates, at Top 100 CPA and business consulting firm, serves businesses that operate throughout a wide variety of industries and many of our clients are considered DIB companies. Therefore, to reinforce the fact that Rea & Associates is committed to the safety and security of all clients, particularly at a time when unknown and evolving threats continue to threaten the livelihoods of America’s small- to mid-sized businesses and the communities that depend on their economic stability, Rea & Associates’ cybersecurity and data protection services team has taken the steps necessary to become a Registered Provider Organization for CMMC. Currently, two leaders on the team, Paul Hugenberg, III, CISSP, CRISC, CISA, principal, and Ty Whittenburg, senior information assurance manager, are now Certified Registered Practitioners. To date, Rea & Associates is one of fewer than 300 Registered Provider Organizations.